April 25, 2019, by UNH IT Staff
Do screens rule your life? Recent studies point to the links between excessive screen time and obesity, irregular sleep, behavioral problems, and impaired social skills (source: https://www.health.state.mn.us/people/tvviewing/index.html). We all romanticize for the days of holing up in a lakeside cabin to enjoy birdsongs, fresh air, and dense novels. But is pulling the plug on laptops, televisions, and mobile devices really the key to a happier, healthier life...
June 13, 2016, by Martin England
Professor Jeff Stern. Photo by Wendy Freedman, Creative Mornings PKX
As we ready ourselves to explore the wilderness of New England (and beyond) this summer, we are suddenly confronted with one of modern society’s most crippling fears. Snakes? Sharks? Bears? (D) None of the above. The fear of ‘no signal’, albeit wireless and cellular, sends many into a full panic.
Our reliance on wireless and cellular technology has risen to points where if our device falls in the lake while we’re on...